Evangelicals Praised by UN Sec-Gen for Refugee Assistance

By Mei Manuel, September 10, 2018 04:09 AM

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On Friday, the head of the World Evangelical Alliance met up with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who praised one another for their efforts in assisting society in their own respective fields.

WEA Secretary-General Bishop Efraim Tendero visited Guterres at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss their shared concerns on human rights, social issues, and religious liberty. He also praised the UN Secretary-general for his 'careful and measured response' to the wars and famine happening worldwide since he became the head of the international organization two years ago.

Guterres, in his end, expressed his thanks to the WEA and their efforts in assisting the needs of refugees who fled to Europe to escape the war.

Tendero thanked Guterres for his efforts to bring in a new plan that would help stop war and violence worldwide. He also shared his experiences in the Philippines when Mindanao was fraught with violence. He called for all parties to talk rather than fight. He also said that the WEA affirms their commitment to inter-faith dialogue and peace building.

He further adds, "After all, Jesus provides not only the model of peace, but by his very presence and power, induces in the hearts of us an inclination to follow him and not our own self-interest."

He also spoke about the WEA's concern for Christians whose rights have been violated and how its Religious Liberty Commission is tackling these issues. He also explained how the Human Trafficking Task Force is working with other groups to assist against slavery of all kinds.

Tendero had also lined up the plans for the incoming Jesus Global Youth Day in August 2019 in the Philippines. The schedule will be matching the UN's International Youth Day. During the event, the attendees will be adopting certain agenda items listed under the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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